A full slate of nominees for the 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards were revealed yesterday (8/10) across 36 categories. @Chris Tomlin, @Brandon Lake and @Evan Craft were among the artists who helped unveil honorees in select categories during a special livestream event.
Reigning K-LOVE Fan Award Male Artist of the Year @Matthew West and multi-K-LOVE Fan Award-nominated collective @Maverick City Music lead this year’s GMA Dove Award nominations with seven honors each.
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Along with a nod for Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year for his 2021 holiday release, We Need Christmas, West is nominated for his outstanding songwriting contributions to @Anne Wilson’s “My Jesus” and “Mamas (feat. @Hillary Scott),” @Tasha Layton’s “Look What You’ve Done” and @Casting Crowns’ “Scars in Heaven.” In addition, he’s a contender for Songwriter of the Year (Artist).
Maverick City Music is nominated for a slew of recordings in their growing discography, including Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition, Tribl Nights Atlanta, Venga Tu Reino and A Very Maverick Christmas. Furthermore, “Jireh (Radio Version)” landed a nod for Worship Recorded Song of the Year, and “Breathe” received recognition in the category of Gospel Recorded Song of the Year. The group is also once again up for Artist of the Year.
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Wilson joins @Blessing Offor, @DOE, @Jordan St. Cyr and @Ryan Ellis as this year’s New Artist of the Year contenders. Meanwhile, Winans, for KING & COUNTRY, Maverick City Music, @We The Kingdom and @Zach Williams will vie for Artist of the Year.
Stewarding the theme of “Sound of Heaven,” the 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards will be held Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn., on the campus of Lipscomb University with an all-new ticketed Music City Fan Experience taking place in the days leading up to the in-person event. Winners are selected by the Gospel Music Association’s professional membership and will be announced publicly when the show airs exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
53rd Annual GMA Dove Award Nominees
Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Maverick City Music
We The Kingdom
New Artist of the Year
Jordan St. Cyr
Song of the Year *Songwriters are awarded in this category.
“Be Alright,” recorded by Evan Craft (feat. @Danny Gokey and Redimi2)
“Believe For It,” recorded by CeCe Winans
“Come What May,” recorded by @We Are Messengers
“Good God Almighty,” recorded by @Crowder
“Hold On To Me,” recorded by @Lauren Daigle
“House of the Lord,” recorded by Phil Wickham
“Jireh,” recorded by Maverick City Music
“Look What You’ve Done,” recorded by Tasha Layton
“My Jesus,” recorded by Anne Wilson
“Promises,” recorded by Maverick City Music
“RATTLE!,” recorded by @Elevation Worship
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
“House of the Lord,” Phil Wickham
“In Jesus Name (God of Possible),” @Katy Nichole
“My Jesus,” Anne Wilson
“RELATE,” for KING & COUNTRY
“Scars in Heaven,” Casting Crowns
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
Healer, Casting Crowns
Milk & Honey, Crowder
My Jesus, Anne Wilson
Rise Up, @CAIN
What Are We Waiting For?, for KING & COUNTRY
Worship Recorded Song of the Year
“God, Turn It Around,” @Jon Reddick
“Hymn of Heaven,” Phil Wickham
“I Speak Jesus,” Charity Gayle
“Jireh (Radio Version),” Maverick City Music (feat. @Chandler David Moore & Naomi Raine)
“Know You Will,” @UNITED
Worship Album of the Year
Are We There Yet?, UNITED
Homecoming (Live), Bethel Music
Hymn of Heaven, Phil Wickham
LION, Elevation Worship
SEVEN (Live), @Brooke Ligertwood
Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year
A Family Christmas, We The Kingdom
A Very Maverick Christmas, Maverick City Music
Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live), Chris Tomlin
We Need Christmas, Matthew West
Inspirational Film/Series of the Year
The Jesus Music
For a full list of nominees, visit doveawards.com/2022-nominees.
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